Dr. Roger Genetzky graduated from Kansas State University in 1972, practiced for 5 years, returned to KSU for 5 years as a resident to receive advanced training in surgery, medicine, and pathology. He received received his Master's degree in surgery and Ph. D. in veterinary pathology. After finishing his advanced training at KSU he became an Associate Professor at ISU for 5 years. Following ISU, he owned a private race track practice for 5 years and was also a diagnostician at SDSU Veterinary Diagnostic & Research Lab for 2 years before starting the Animal Medical Care practice in Brookings. Dr. Genetzky feels his clients and staff have taught him to love and appreciate from the heart all animals that are in need of veterinary care. His main responsibility is in dentistry and surgery of dogs, cats, and horses, but likes to help all animals with their needs. Dr. Genetzky attended the Colorado Pet Dental Training Center to learn the latest in proper surgical tooth extraction, root retrieval, fistulas tract repair, bonding and proper digital dental x-ray positioning. He became certified in veterinary spinal manipulative therapy after attending 226 hours of class work at the Healing Oasis Wellness Center in Wisconsin and passing a written and practical exam. Dr. Genetzky was born and raised on a grain and livestock farm in the Dakota's and has returned to owning and operating a livestock grain farm in the Brookings area. He is therefore also responsible for the food animal practice working, servicing, and consulting with the area livestock producers. Dr. Genetzky loves to ride his 6 horses and spend time with his friends, family, and dogs. (Cooper, Tucker, and Mason).
Dr. Bev Shelbourn was born in Winner, SD and grew up on a ranch near Valentine, NE. She graduated from Valentine High School and attended University of Nebraska Omaha, earning a bachelor of science in biology. From there, she took a year of animal science classes at UNL before going on to Kansas State University for veterinary school. She received a DVM in May of 1999. In September of that year, she got married to Joe Cassady. She spent a year working as a veterinary medical officer for the USDA Food Safety & Inspection Service where she learned a lot about the food side of cattle production. Her husband, a livestock geneticist, took a job as a professor of animal science at North Carolina State University in 2001. They lived in North Carolina for 12 years where she worked mostly as a small animal surgeon and did some medicine. North Carolina is where their 2 boys were born. Tyler is 10 and Cody is 9 and both are into playing soccer. They were fortunate enough to have the opportunity to move back to South Dakota when Joe took the job of Department head of Animal Science at SDSU. They both enjoy agriculture and livestock, and working with producers. Dr Bev enjoys helping pets and interacting with all the people in the community. As a family, they enjoy activities involving the outdoors and sight-seeing. They currently only have one cat and will be keeping it to that until their schedule allows time for more animals.
Dr. Jill Ayres received her degree from Iowa State University and was a
cofounder of Gentle Doctor Animal Hospital in 1996. She has practiced small animal medicine exclusively for 19 years and joined the AMC team in 2011. Her areas of interest include internal medicine, wellness and preventive care, dermatology and client education.
Dr. Adam is a native of Volga and joined the practice in the spring of 2014. Before graduating from Iowa State University's College of Veterinary Medicine, Adam earned a bachelor's and master's degree in Biology from the University of South Dakota. It was during his time in Vermillion that he met and married his wife, Krista. Together they are the proud parents of a daughter, Lila and son, Finn. Dr. Adam spends the majority of his free time with his wife and children, but does take the occasional opportunity to go hunting or hack his way around the golf course. His professional interests center around large and small animal internal medicine and working dogs.
Dr. Erin Berg joined Animal Medical Care in May 2016 following graduation from the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She grew up near LaBolt, SD on a cow-calf operation with horses, dogs, and cats. Prior to veterinary school, Dr. Berg attended SDSU to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science and minor in Equine Studies. Her interests include small animal and equine medicine and surgery, especially dentistry. Dr. Berg and her husband, Nick, enjoy spending time outdoors and caring for their several animals including 2 dogs, 2 horses, 1 cat, and 6 chickens.
Brittnie Michalscheck cvt joined our staff in September 2012. She is a graduate of Ridgewater college with an AAS degree in veterinary technology. She enjoys working with small animals and spends most of her time with her husband Robert and rescue dog, Chesney.
Victoria Skorczewski joined our staff in September 2011. She is a graduate of Ridgewater College, with an AAS degree in Veterinary Technology. She loves to visit with her family and friends and spend time outdoors.
Kylie Jo Wilson joined our staff in November 2015. She is a 2010 graduate of Lake Area Tech with a AAS in Large Animal Technician and a 2012 graduate of Globe University with a AAS degree in Veterinary Technician. She enjoys being a small animal surgery technician, and working with cattle and horses. Kylie spends the majority of her free time outside with her horses and dogs, Bindi and Harley.
Holly Horst joined our staff in May 2015. She is a graduate of Globe University with an Associates Degree in Applied Science of Veterinary Technology. She has an interest in Veterinary Dentistry and enjoys working with horses and small animals.In her free time, she loves spending time with her boyfriend, Jacob and their two dogs, Delco and Makita.